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Are you easy to communicate with in the workplace?

Guest post by: Amanda Johns Vaden

Since we are in a blog series based on a recent research study I completed at Southwestern Consulting™, I thought I would share another interesting statistic this week.

When our research participants were asked about their ease of communicating with both the same sex and the opposite sex, we unearthed some startling information.

We asked 100 individuals (51% male and 49% female) to rate the ease of communicating with the same sex versus the opposite sex on a scale of 1-10 (1 being highly difficult and 10 indicating a high level of ease). We expected women to report that it’s easier for them to communicate with other women and men to report that it’s easier to communicate with other men.  Was our hypothesis right?